January 9, 2011
I like the stripped down sound of Bob's trio. The sound quality of this recording is fine, however the barroom sing along ascpect is a little annoying. For example, the idiot yelling out some of the lyrics before Bob sings them in LL Rain sounds drunken and distracting. Bob plays both acoustic and electric during this set. Rob and Jay are awesome and know how to perfectly back up Bob. Because there's no lead guitar you can really focus on Bob's playing, it's a sparse, spacious sound. That being said, I hope someone posts the shows from jam cruise that feature Steve Kimock on lead guitar. When Kimock toured with Ratdog ('07 I think) they had a really cool sound. Add his lead to this trio and it's bound to sound great.